Sydney’s Mincy curates another exceptional Extra Spicy VA
While the second Extra Spicy was only released in late 2020, Sydney DJ and producer MINCY is wasting no time shining a light on even more up and coming artists with the third Extra Spicy compilation now out in the world. The nine-track release features all homegrown Australian talent and covers the full spectrum of bass music.
From multi-genre hybrids to classic, purist approaches, XTR003 is a broad church. 99 Nissan Patrol, Akul and Mincy all re-appear, offering up heaving breaks and thunderous bass stabs on ‘Ruffla’, ‘Mashup’ and ‘Gnome Home’ respectively, while UKG is represented by Myledo’s ‘Why Didn’t You Mention It?’ and Krypsis’ ‘LoFi Rider’.
DJ SUNROOF kicks off with an homage to eras past on ‘Break The Mold’, melding jungle and breakbeat for a high energy mutant heater, before things are taken even further by Floor Twenty on ‘Say My Name’ thanks to ghetto tech and footwork colliding. UNKLE SYD throws it back to 90s warehouse times on ‘Sydtopia’, and End User License Agreement wraps thing up in an unhurried and refined style, calculated and considered with spacious echoes and booming sub bass.
Having originated as a events and parties collective “that pushed UK underground sounds in Australia,” XTR003 is solid proof not only of the sheer quality of talent we have in our producers here at home, but also the massive variety in sounds people are exploring. A fitting tribute to dancefloors we’ve been intermittently away from for nearly 12 months now, XTR003 is proof that the underground is still thriving.
Listen to the release below and snap it up on Bandcamp here.
Words by Emma Jones